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Scientists Offer New View on Origins of Parkinson's Disease

(June 27, 2016) - Previous studies have suggested that some inherited forms of Parkinson's disease are the result of faulty mitochondria - the powerhouses inside cells that provide the energy they need to function. However, in a new study at the University of Leicester in the UK, the researchers suggest a general breakdown of mitochondria is not the complete picture of what goes on inside cells in Parkinson's disease. Instead, they suggest stress on the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) - and its knock-on effect on mitochondria - is the key event. Read more

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